Archive | September 2011

Fit for a Queen

I made this beautiful journal for my fabulous friend Sarah who was having a birthday this past weekend. There’s a mix of old and new things that went together quite well.

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases, Four Frames, Lovely Letters

Paper: Retired valentine specialty dsp, whisper white, real red, pink pirouette

Ink: Real Red, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Retired Pretty in Pink striped grosgrain ribbon, Retired Real Red grosgrain ribbon, flower brads, rhinestone accents, fun flowers bigz die, decorative label punch, dimensionals, smooch accent ink


Creative Elements

I completely cased this card from here:

I often forget to give credit where it is due, and most of my ideas are not original, so I’m trying to get better at leaving credit when I can remember!

This is another sample for the Inking fun stamp camp this Saturday.  We’ll learn Rock & roll, and some fun shimmer paint techniques.

Stamps: Creative Elements

Paper: Marina mist, Perfect plum, crumb cake, whisper white

Ink: Frost White shimmer paint, marina mist, perfect plum

Accessories: sponge, dimensionals


Here’s one of the cards we’ll be making at the inking fun stamp camp this coming Saturday!
We’ll learn how to sponge those clouds and use the color spritzing tool!

Stamps: Best of Everything

Paper: Pool Party, Daffodil delight patterns, whisper white

Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder

Accessories: sponge, spritzer tool, white bakers twine, 2-way glue pen, dimensionals

New Simply Scored!

Simply Scored - $29.95 USD - #122334

Demonstrators (and stampers everywhere) have been begging for a scoring solution… and Stampin’ Up took their time to make theirs perfect!  I’m dumping my scorpal for this fantastic board of scoring beauty.

It has:

  • Score lines on every 1/8″, no more moving your paper to line up, and in my case mess up, the measurements.
  • Markers– so that if you are doing a lot of scoring (hello wedding invitations that I do a few times a year), you don’t have to rely on memory or post-it flags.
  • A handy storage compartment at the top that holds your bone folder, extra markers, lipstick, chocolates– you know, the essentials!
  • A double sided stylus for precision and a smooth glide… no more cutting that DSP when you press too hard with a bone folder!

Below I’ll display some of the wonderful things you can do with a scoring solution if you’re left saying… “why do I need this??”

All of my fun folds cards and many 3-D projects couldn’t be done without a scoring solution

But if you do more of the simple half fold cards (like 90% of my cards are) its great for making that score down the middle, and here are some more fancy things you can do:

Fun lattice or even plaid texture for your backgrounds:

A nice finishing touch like a border:

From Mindy at Bada-Bing! Papercrafting, check out her blog!

Rosettes, Lollies, pretty fan flowers (pick your own name!)

Card by Nance at Canopy Crafts!

Have I convinced you yet? Please email me at or search for me when you shop at, I’m Krissie in WA. The only one 🙂

Triple Threat

This card is another contender for next month’s Inking techniques stamp camp. It features Rock & Roll, and I really like how this flower is so punch-friendly… Love the colors I used that are inspired by the designer series paper. Love that DSP makes it easy for me to figure out a great color combination!

Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Happiest Birthday Wishes

Paper: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Fruit & Flowers DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Calypso Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, versamark (on black background)

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Fancy Flower punch, 5-petal flower punch, 1/2″ circle punch, dimensionals, sponge